Enzymatic Catalysis in Melted Polymer as Green and Reusable Solvent
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In this study the first example of enzymatic catalysis in melted polymer, Polywax, at 90 °C was demonstrated by lipase-catalyzed synthesis of cinnamyl laurate. This study shows that Polywax is a promising green and reusable polymer solvent for enzymatic catalysis.
KeywordsEnzymatic catalysis Green chemistry Enzymes Lipase
This work was supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program (“863” Program) of China (2014AA020507), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21206082), Beijing Natural Science Foundation (2144050), Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program (20131089191) and Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (20120002120046).